I had a Belkin first and it lost the connection to the mouse all the
time, then after a couple of months it quit working altogether.
I am using an avocent switchview mm-2 now for several months and it
works very well for me. It has ps/2 and usb 2.0 connectors. I am also
using it with a dell which has usb connectors only and a gateway. I
am not sure if it works with a single usb cable though.
Hope this helps!
At 07:44 AM 5/10/2006, you wrote:
>I'm cross-posting to the ARSC and Ampex lists, so my apologies to
>those on both lists.
>Does anyone have experience with the new generation of USB-based KVM
>switchers? It's finally time to upgrade the old DAW and the new
>computer (Dell 5150) doesn't have PS/2 sockets for the keyboard and
>mouse. The other computer in the studio -- a Dell 8300 -- is a
>transition-era machine that works fine with either PS/2 keyboard and
>mouse hookups or USB. So I need to replace my old Belkin KVM with
>one of these new devices that does the keyboard and mouse via a
>single USB cable, and keeps the video thru the standard XVGA video
>(I don't do DVI in the studio, yet).
>Anyway, if this isn't Greek to you, some recommendations are appreciated.
>I was looking at this unit:
>The cheaper units had a lot of user complaints. I like that this is
>self-powered as it's been my experience that the USB buss is not
>good at powering something like this reliably, particularly since it
>would be switching its power source when you switch machines. I also
>like the fact that it will share a third USB device like a trackball
>or tablet if I ever expand my table-top area to accomodate such a thing.
>-- Tom Fine